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May 8, 2014

News & Notes

By: Jimmy Robertson

Wolff and staff add two more

Tech women’s basketball coach Dennis Wolff and his staff signed two prospects to letters-of-intent during the spring signing period, adding 6-foot-3 forward Regan Magarity and 6-3 forward Dominique Powell to the program.

Magarity, from Norrkoping, Sweden, played club basketball for SBBK from 2011-14. She earned all-star honors for Sweden’s under-15 and under-16 teams in 2010 and 2011, respectively. She was a member of the under-16 national team and was named the top Swedish player by FIBA in the U-16 European Championship. Her father played basketball at Georgia before playing professionally in Europe, while her mother played for the Swedish national team. Her brother, Will, plays at Boston College. She chose the Hokies over Georgia Tech, BC, Mississippi and Providence.

Powell, from Capitol Heights, Md., has spent the past two years at Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Fla. She earned first-team All-Panhandle Conference honors as a sophomore this past season, averaging 11 points and 11 rebounds per game. She also ranked second in the nation with 3.5 blocked shots per game.

Those two join the three recruits who signed with the Hokies last fall – 6-2 Brielle Blair from Salisbury, N.C., 5-11 Rachel Camp from Forest City, N.C., and 6-2 Khadedra Croker from Suffolk, Va. Blair averaged 14.3 points per game in eight games before tearing the ACL in her right knee and undergoing surgery that cost her the remainder of the season. She should be ready to go this fall, though.

Camp scored 42 points in her final game of high school (a regional semifinal loss), averaged 28.4 points per game, and finished with more than 3,000 career points. She was a first-team all-state selection by The Associated Press. Croker averaged 19.9 points, 15.5 rebounds and 8 blocked shots this past season.

Golf team finishes in fourth at ACC Championship

The Virginia Tech golf team shot 7-under-par and finished in fourth place at the ACC Men’s Golf Championship held April 25-27 at the Old North State Club in Badin Lake, N.C.

Georgia Tech claimed the championship with a team score of 25-under-par. The Yellow Jackets defeated Florida State by six strokes and Clemson by 12.

For the Hokies, Scott Vincent finished in sixth place in the individual race at 5-under-par. Bryce Chalkley came in ninth at 3-under-par, while Trevor Cone finished 18th at 1-under-par. Maclain Huge finished 35th and Joey Lane came in 47th.

The Hokies received their eighth straight bid to the NCAA regionals and head to Auburn, Ala., for regional action, which will be held May 15-17.

Tennis squads fall in ACC Championships

The Tech men’s and women’s tennis teams each won a match at the ACC Championships, but both fell in the next round of the event, which was held in late April at the Cary Tennis Center in Cary, N.C.

The men’s team, ranked 40th in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) national rankings, upset No. 31 Wake Forest 4-2 in the first round to advance to the quarterfinals. The Hokies lost the doubles point against Wake, but got singles wins from Amerigo Contini, Andreas Bjerrehus, Joao Monteiro and Hunter Koontz. Bjerrehus’ 6-3, 6-3 win over Adam Lee clinched the match for Tech.

Against No. 11 Duke, the Hokies lost 4-3. Duke won the doubles point and then won three of the singles matches. Contini, Bjerrehus and Jai Corbett recorded singles match wins for Tech.

On the women’s side, Tech beat NC State 4-3 in the first round, winning the doubles point and getting singles wins from Kelly Williford, Raluca Mita, Isel Martinez-Marcos and Sansitha Nandakumar in the No. 3-6 spots. Mita’s 6-3, 6-7, 6-2 victory over Nicole Martinez secured the win for the Hokies.

In the quarterfinals, the Hokies fell to Georgia Tech by a score of 4-0.

Following the league championships, the men’s team received its eighth straight bid to the NCAA Men’s Tennis Championship. The women’s team finished its season with a 13-13 overall record.